Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Easter Kentucky Woman Honored for Volunteer Work
Tina Webb, director of the Coal Miners' Museum, has recently been recognized as Eastern Kentucky Pride's outstanding volunteer of the month. Webb has been volunteering for the past 12 years. She...more



Verizon to Roll Out Millions to Social Impact Startups
Verizon returns its Powerful Answers award, a competition for startups that present $1 million in prizes. It has already added a new startup category, which is transportation. With four...more

Ambulance Volunteers Shortage Has Australian Locals Worried
Volunteers shortage impedes ambulance support for small towns in Australia and has the locals worried. According to Terry Whales of the SA Ambulance Service, most stations in Australia are manned...more

Volunteering Comes With Benefits Beyond Doing Good
Vickie Martin, a volunteer at Lancaster EMS, learned that volunteer work plucks benefits beyond doing good for others. To start, volunteering enables the development of new skills and connections;...more

Parent Volunteer Teaches Students Art at Charter School
Parent volunteer Jessica Owens spends her time and money planning and creating art projects and obtaining supplies to teach students at the Pocatello Community Charter School. Jessica is a regular...more

NextGen Heirs Take Philanthropy To the Next Level
According to a research conducted by Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and 21/64 called "#NextGenDonors: Respecting Legacy, Revolutionizing Philanthropy", next generation donors of wealth...more

Skoll World Forum For Social Entrepreneur 2013
In this Skoll World Forum For Social Entrepreneur 2013 Day Two Morning Plenary video, the Master of Ceremonies Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, opens with a...more

Gannon University Receives $520,000 Grant for Integrated Business Transformation Program
Gannon University has been provided a $520,800 Discovered in PA-Developed in PA grant to support its Integrated Business Transformation program. Gannon's Erie Technology Incubator, Small Business...more

Community Foundation of Greater Flint Rolls Out New Youth Initiative
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint rolls out new youth initiative through its 25th anniversary celebration. The initiative supports young professionals who are interested working for the...more

Local Children\
Programs in Southwest Florida are dealing with the effects of the federal cuts due to sequestration. These programs are affected by the sequestration which lost thousands of their funding from the...more






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How Being a Social Enterprise Apprentice Changed Life of Ex-offender


How Being a Social Enterprise Apprentice Changed Life of Ex-offender

A former criminal has recently graduated from Jamie Oliver’s apprentice program at Fifteen London. Andy Kabeya believes he would be back in prison if he hadn’t enrolled in Fifteen’s scheme.


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